WW archive > Issue 533 - 17 June 2004
PLO homophobia; Aslef truth; True Aslef; Korean utopia; Vote Labour; Vote socialist; Vote UKIP
SP retains two, loses one
Alan Fox evalutates the remainder of the Thursday's left results
Exasperated voices raised in protest
Anne Mc Shane and Tina Becker report on the latest developments in the organisation of the European Social Forum, to be held in London over October 15-17.
Political islam and surrogate nationalism
Ian Donovan replies to Mike McNair on why communists should support the insurgency in Iraq.
ESF: British provincialism
Criticism of the high-handed, secretive and undemocratic methods of the main organisers of the London ESF are not restricted to the democratic opposition in Britain. A report to the Italian mobilising committee, of which we publish extracts here, has been translated and posted on ESF discussion sites. Written by Gianfranco Benzi, Piero Bernocchi, Maurizio Biosa, Alessandra Mecozzi and Franco Russo, it is also highly critical of the 'provincialism' of the British organisers. Although intended only for Italian consumption, its release provoked a terse response from Alex Callinicos of the SWP and a further public elaboration from the Italians
The people's flag is deepest red "¦ and white
Jem Jones gives a communist view of the nationalism around Euro 2004
Respect: site for struggle
Peter Manson analyses the 'Super Thursday' election results.
Taking our class nowhere
Martin Blum looks at the results of the Euro-elections on a European scale.
100 years of solitude
Phil Hamilton reviews the SPGB's website.
Socialist Party stung by opposition
Lee Rock looks at the behaviour of the left in the PCSU
A look at the Left's performance in the recent, European Parliamentary, London Assembly and mayoral elections